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#6190 of 6471 Conclusion 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71
Apr 13, 2007 (3:18 pm)
Mine also not only has all of the above it has:
4" Full Traction Lift kit. 16" Centerline Rims with 305x70R16 Off Road Tires, K&N 5700 Cold Air Intake System, MSD Super Conductor Spark Plug Wires, E3 Spark Plugs, Bully Dog Gas Power Pup Programmer, MAG-HYTEC Transmission Pan & Rear Differential Cover, FULL SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL, TRANSMISSION FLUID AND ENGINE OIL a must when Towing or doing a lot of 4 Wheeling. An upgraded 4" exhaust system. And an added intertainment system, DVD player with two screens, one behind the headrest of both front seats for the grandkids to watch their movies.
Yeah I've spoiled myself on this vehicle. But it was time and I also drive it 55mph on the Hwy instead of 70mph so I get about 18mpg Hwy and 15 City even with all of the above. The Programmer helps out with the gas mileage also and I run 45psi in my tires.
#6191 of 6471 Re: 2005 Tahoe Electrical Problems [thesnausage]
Jun 14, 2007 (7:05 am)
I have a 2004 Tahoe that just started having the same problem. I notice that when the seats shut off after a few seconds, there is a click from the black box under the driver's seat. I am trying to figure out to to solve this problem, if it can be done by me, or if I have to take it in. I will let u know if I find a fix for it.
#6192 of 6471 Re: Conclusion 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71 [johnny4016]
Jun 14, 2007 (7:41 am)
Update on the MPG since this last post.
Bully Dog has since had a few updates, which I've downloaded and updated onto my Tahoe.
I'm now getting 20+ mpg on the Hwy, and averaging 16.2-mpg City.
And this is with all of the extra add-on that I mention in the previous post.
If any of you who own a SUV or Pick-Up and want to increase your mpg I suggest buying a Bully Dog Programmer. Shop around as the prices fluctuate quit a bit for the same product. You could save up to $400.00 just by surfing and finding the best price.
My programmer has already paid for it self with the mpg that I now get. I use to get about 300 miles to a tank. I now get 420+ miles to a tank. That's an extra 120 miles I get on each tank of gas. Not to shabby for a big SUV with Off Road Tires, etc.
I have notice one problem with my Tahoe. It has happen 3 times now. The engine light comes on when I'm going slow and not giving it any gas. I've checked the codes with the scanner and find out that they are saying that my engine is running lean. This only happens when I'm off road, going about 20 mph and going down hill or on a downward grade. Of course you don't have to give it any fuel and occasionally hit the brakes to keep from going to fast as dirt roads tend to be bumpy. I've cleared the codes each time and have never had any problems with the engine. This happened once before I put the programmer in and twice afterwards now. So it's just something that I guess nothing can be done about unless you want to go fast on a dirt road and bump all over the place, not me. I'll just clear the codes afterwards if need be.
Sorry I havenít had any other problems to speak of and canít comment on the black box under the seat or steering problems, etc yet?
Iím one very happy customer and very proud of my 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71 that has been excellent in performance, handling, etc. If you want more power the Bully Dog does add quit a bit. It has 3 different settings so you can choose how much power you want to add. I personally run my in the middle mode which is called Tow Mode for better fuel economy, more power when needed, like when Iím towing my Trailer, etc.
#6193 of 6471 Tahoe vs. Pilot gas mileage
Jun 21, 2007 (1:48 pm)
I am hoping that someone has owned or regularly driven both a Honda Pilot and a full size GM SUV (Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon w/ 5.3L engine) and can give a direct comparison. Given that mileage varies on driving style, it is difficult to review posts here and on the Pilot board and attempt to estimate what the same driver would get in each vehicle. So those of you that have had/driven both, did you notice a big difference in gas use in the Pilot? Was it worth the trade-off?
My main goal in buying the Pilot would be to increase gas mileage over the Tahoe. However, the Pilot would force us to compromise on the 10% of the time where we tow, go off-road (our SUV has actually been in 4-lo!), carry lots of people and/or cargo, or do all three at the same time. So, I want to see if the mileage improvement is worth it. I posted this in the Pilot forum as well; it will be interesting to see the different responses!
#6194 of 6471 Re: Tahoe vs. Pilot gas mileage [tsf7]
Jun 21, 2007 (5:42 pm)
Knock about ten percent off the 2007 EPA estimates for both of them and you'll be in the ballpark.
#6195 of 6471 Re: Tahoe vs. Pilot gas mileage [tsf7]
Jun 22, 2007 (5:10 am)
How about a GMC Acadia or Saturn Outlook? They are EPA rated 2mpg highwer than the Pilot using the new 2007/2008 numbers.
Or a Hybrid Tahoe thats coming out late this year or early next?
Jun 22, 2007 (8:15 am)
I trying find anyone else that might also have the problem with the engine light coming on for the codes, PO101, PO171, PO174?
They are all dealing with the fuel being to lean. I've had this happen now several times.
Each time I was going down a grade on dirt road and having to use my brakes to keep from going to fast over the bumps, etc.
The last time it happen I was at approximately 7000 ft above sea level and the engine light again came on. I was going up a paved road to the top of Mountain Onion in Independence CA. Again I was having to drive real slow and barely give it any gas as to the road was winding and along side a very high cliffs.
None of the times did I notice any difference in the way my Tahoe ran or sounded? Everything was normal, beside the engine light being on. I plugged in my scanner and it came back with the above codes. I looked up the codes and as stated above they say that I was running the engine to lean, i.e. not enough fuel. The codes cleared with no problems and the engine light went off.
I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
#6197 of 6471 Re: Tahoe vs. Pilot gas mileage [jay_24]
Jun 22, 2007 (8:26 am)
Those would be pretty good options, to be sure. However, we are looking at 04-06 vehicles right now -- a new Acadia would be a bit out of our price range at the moment. And even if we could afford it, if the Acadia (or Pilot or any other V-6 crossover) ends just getting only marginally better mileage than a Tahoe in real-world conditions, I would be disappointed with it and would rather have my V-8, low-range transfer case and 7000 lb towing capcity, however irrational that may be . On the other hand, if the V-6's use a lot less gas (we drive the SUV about 20k miles a year), I'll buy one of those for our family to drive, and I'll get a truck to kick around in with the savings.
My point of asking the question is to get real world numbers and experience--it seems that certain setups just work better and some vehicles achieve inaccurate epa numbers that can't be duplicated in the real world. For example, my commuter is a VW Passat w/ 1.8 turbo engine, and I average about 32.5 mpg COMBINED with 85% freeway driving -- that is well above the epa ratings of 22/31 for that car (I'm getting close to Honda Civic numbers in a smooth, powerful, near-luxury vehicle -- I love it! ).
In our previous Tahoe ('00, 5.3L), we got about 17.5 combined -- squarely in the middle of the epa range -- and on a certain 1700 mile highway trip that we take 3 or 4 times a year, we appproached 20 mpg in the Chevy. On the other hand, our present SUV is a Dodge Durango ('03, 4.7L, epa rating: 13/18 mpg), and that vehicle is always in the lower end of its epa ratings. On the same highway trip under the typical speeds, loads, conditions, ect, we have never achieved 18 mpg, and the Durango's combined mpg is under 14 for 50/50 driving. My brother's Jeep Grand Cherokee with the same engine also under-performs at about the same level.
Many on the Pilot forum pan V-8 SUVs without having any knowledge as to how relatively fuel-efficient full size GMs can actually be, so you have to take their statements with a grain of salt. I'm hoping for the perspective of a someone who knows what a full-size Chevy can do, has purchased a V-6 crossover, and has either regretted it or been happy with their choice. Thanks in advance for your opinions!
Jun 23, 2007 (6:09 pm)
Don't you guys post your fuel mileage numbers somewhere in your Chevy Tahoe forum?? Or is that a tabooooo subject?
We seem to get pissed-off when our Pilots get less than 25 mpg.
#6199 of 6471 Re: MPG Real Numbers [justaveragejoe]
Jun 25, 2007 (1:21 pm)
Here's the thread:link title